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Thursday, April 5, 2007

Today The Stranger Suggests

posted by on April 5 at 12:00 PM


Charo (Cuchi-Cuchi Queen) It’s one of popular entertainment’s most brilliant inventions: the stealth bimbo. In America, we’ve got Dolly Parton, whose buxom Muppety-ness camouflages one of our great singer/songwriters. In Spain, they’ve got Charo, the Love Boat staple and “cuchi-cuchi” queen, whose buxom Muppety-ness camouflages her jaw-dropping mastery of flamenco guitar. Charo’s onstage transformation from pidgin-English floozy to flamenco Hendrix has made her an international star for over 500 years, and it’s totally worth the 70-mile drive north to Skagit Valley to see her work her magic in person. (Skagit Valley Casino Resort, 5984 N Dark Lane, Bow, 7 and 9:30 pm, $30.) DAVID SCHMADER


‘Tussle in Shorthand’ (Art) “Do you want to feel the Freedom of Spirit?” asks Japanese artist Meiro Koizumi at the start of his nine-minute digital video. By its sinister conclusion, according to curator Yoko Ott, you might wish you had said no. The whole show is based on struggle and chagrin, and the feelings are international. The London-based Mexican artist Raul Ortega Ayala wrestles an office chair into submission; the New York—based French artist Hugh Walton types out his frustrations with his body. And Seattle’s Shawn Patrick Landis, in a new work, stages his own hanging. (Punch Gallery, 119 Prefontaine Pl S, 621-1945. 5—8 pm, free.) JEN GRAVES

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"Charo... an international star for over 500 years." I didn't realize she was THAT old!

Posted by Wow | April 5, 2007 12:17 PM

I'm telling you, she's a miracle.

Posted by David Schmader | April 5, 2007 12:23 PM

Charo is always Hot Hot Hot!

Posted by Will in Seattle | April 5, 2007 12:33 PM
Posted by infrequent | April 5, 2007 12:38 PM

Who cares if she's old enough to be my grandma (and I'm OLD) - I'd hit that!

Posted by MILFFAN | April 5, 2007 12:46 PM

There's always been a special place in my heart for Charo. She's just so damn cute!


Posted by monkey | April 5, 2007 2:17 PM

Charo? For real? I last saw her in a movie in, oh, about 1978. She's still alive? And still hot? She must be at least 90 by now. No?

Posted by SDA in SEA | April 5, 2007 2:29 PM

I'm saving up to see Rich Little there in June. He's a real comedian. He's performed for US Presidents including the current. He's that good!

Posted by Lloyd Cooney | April 5, 2007 5:19 PM

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